Wakefield Dementia Action Week Friendship Lunch

We hosted a special friendship lunch, as a part of Dementia Action Week, to spread awareness on how to still remain as independent as possible when living with the condition.

Our event was hosted at the Bridge Inn, with a variety of speakers at the event, from Alzheimer’s Society, The Admiral Nurses, Memory Action Group, Signing for the Brain, Turning Point. It was great to hear insights from experts and to help provide people with the necessary information to spot the early signs of the condition which are often misdiagnosed as ‘just getting old’.

It was a pleasure to welcome so many guests to our event, enjoying the usual entertainment, the signing of Brogon Collins. We host regular across Wakefield to encourage members of our community to venture of the house and to continue to socialise with friends old and new.

As many of our clients live with a form of Dementia, we felt that it was extremely important to increase the awareness of the condition in the Wakefield community. We are very passionate about giving those living with the condition, and all other conditions, the opportunity to lead as much of a normal life as possible. This, like many of us, includes going out for lunch and enjoying some of our favourite tunes.

Approximately 400,000 people in the UK are living with undiagnosed Dementia. To read more about how Home Instead can care for yourself or a loved one with Dementia (diagnosed or undiagnosed), click below.

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Our Operations Manager, James said “It was fantastic to see so many corners of the support services in Wakefield on offer to those living with Dementia all in the same place and willing to offer any and all support required by each individual. The Friendship Lunch itself went as fantastically as they always do, with lots of happy smiley faces singing and dancing along to Brogan Collins and his excellent song choices.

The success of the Lunch is a testament to Lee (Our Community Engagement Officer) and the hard work he puts in, in the build up and background to the events, earning him a few extra grey hairs each time. Well done to him and all the team and a big thank you to all those that attended. See you next time!”